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Rufous-backed Antvireo Dysithamnus xanthopterus

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The Rufous-backed Antvireo is found locally in the coastal mountains of southeast Brazil from Rio de Janeiro to Paraná. Male Rufous-backed Antvireos have gray on the upperback and forehead, with white spots around its eyes and side of its head, rufous upperparts, a white throat, pale gray underparts and a whitish belly. Females are similar to males in appearance except for a rufous crown, buff facial spotting and olive on the flanks and sides. Rufous-backed Antvireos are generally found in pairs in the mid-story and subcanopy of montane evergreen forest and old second growth. These birds forage through a series of short hops, interspersed with pauses to scan the surrounding vegetation, and quick upward sallies to glean prey from the undersides of overhanging leaves and vines.

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Recommended Citation

Rufous-backed Antvireo (Dysithamnus xanthopterus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/rubant2